Frank Lampard has called on his Chelsea side to show more aggression during games following Saturday’s 1-0 defeat to Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Julen Lopetegui’s side, who had picked up just one win from their previous seven games, ground out a slender victory over the lacklustre Blues at Molineux courtesy of Matheus Nunes’ first-half belter.
Interim manager Lampard was left unimpressed by both the result and the body language of his side during the game and insists they must improve going forward.
Speaking in his post-match interview, Lampard said (via the Mirror): “If I really analyse it and you want to win a Premier League game, I think you have to have more aggression in your game.
“More speed – more competitive duels that go your way rather than the opposition. The players need to be aware of that because without that you can’t win games.
“I know there’s a lot of talent in the squad – I’ve seen that in the last couple of days, and I’m looking forward to working more with it.”
The result leaves Chelsea languishing in the bottom half of the Premier League standings, with Wolves now up to 12th place – eight points behind the Blues, who are yet to hit the 40-point mark.
Lampard was brought in to revive Chelsea after Graham Potter was relieved of his duties earlier this month.
However, having picked up where his compatriot left off, the former Everton boss will hope there are better days ahead, but the next run of fixtures are not too kind on the Blues either.
The West Londoners will need to put Saturday’s deflating result behind them with a mouth-watering Champions League clash against Real Madrid coming up on Wednesday night.
Meanwhile, a home clash with Roberto De Zerbi’s Europe-chasing Brighton & Hove Albion awaits them next weekend.